The JNEM Library is a research facility available to researchers studying American westward expansion and related subjects.
The library is open for research Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. It is located on the second floor of the historic Old Courthouse at Broadway and Market Streets in downtown St. Louis.
Researchers who are considering a visit to the library may read our library procedures to better acquaint themselves with the library's operational rules. Both JNEM staff members and public researchers are encouraged to call the library in advance to schedule their library use, whenever possible.
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Did You Know?
In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...